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Sentient Media Podcast: How Farmers Live Under the Thumb of Corporations with Leah Garcés 

President of Mercy for Animals, Leah Garcés, shares the truth about how farming works in the United States.

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We Asked ChatGPT How to Fix Our Food System

What does ChatGPT think about factory farming?

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Sentient Media Podcast: Nicholas Carter: The Facts About Food Production

From feeding cows seaweed to local vs imported food to regenerative agriculture, Nicholas Carter delivers the facts about the impact of how we eat and what we can do about it.

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Sentient Spotlight: Chris Eubanks

“Once we all realize that all of our oppressions are interlinked, all the movements will benefit”

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Media Gets Christmas Turkey Shortage All Wrong

In The Correction, Sentient Media editors critique how the media covers animals.

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Sentient Media Podcast: Celebrating Wins in Meat Reduction, with Brian Kateman

In this episode, Brian Kateman shares his thoughts on celebrating wins, why longtermism could actually be a bad idea for the future of life on earth and more.

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Money and Miscommunication: The Case of Frank Mitloehner

A new investigation has revealed millions in industry funding to a UC Davis professor who downplays factory farming’s role in the climate crisis.

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Project Street Vet’s Dr. Kwane Stewart

An interview with the veterinarian providing care to companion animals living with homeless residents across California.

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Saving Food Waste From Landfill, One Whatsapp Message at a Time

Foodsharing has rescued 178 million pounds of food from landfill since 2012. Yet experts say more should be done to combat food waste on a global scale.

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The Correction: Surf, Turf…Or Plants?

A recent article in Popular Science touts “sustainably-sourced seafood” without reporting on the massive damage caused by industrial fishing and aquaculture.

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The Problem with the New White House Nutrition Strategy

The plan relies heavily on meat and dairy industry donations while mostly ignoring the power of plant-based diets.

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How the Media Greenwashes Industrial Pig Farming in Malaysia

Media coverage often misses the root cause of factory farm pollution.

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Sentient Media Podcast: Hope and Faith in Activism with Jasmin Singer

In this episode, Jasmin Singer shares her take on judgment, why reporting from the crossroads of various movements is so important and the role of faith and hope in activism.

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No, Shifting to Plant-Based Diets Will Not Cause Massive Job Cuts

News reports of a recent Cornell study got the numbers wrong — shifting to plant-based diets will not cause massive farm job losses.

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Sentient Media Spotlight: Meet Farm Sanctuary’s Nirva Patel

“Meeting a cow or a sheep is just like meeting a new person…They may not be human, but you hear their stories and know they have the ability to suffer and create friendships.”

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Sentient Media Podcast: Progression Over Perfection with Monique Koch

In this episode, Monique Koch shares her story including her take on unlearning habits and beliefs and how the representation of vegans in the media has changed.

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What This Mother Jones Story Got Wrong on Primate Testing

A recent Mother Jones story on the shortage of lab monkeys failed to ask questions about the ethics of animal testing.

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Yes, Starbucks Should Drop Its Plant Milk Surcharge — and Do A Lot More

Starbucks could easily drop its plant milk surcharge. If it believes its own climate rhetoric, it can’t afford not to.

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Martin’s Act at 200 — Reflecting on the First Animal Welfare Law

The first animal welfare act in modern history had its flaws, but it also galvanized action.

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Sentient Media Spotlight: Meet the Stars of Critter Fixers on Disney+

Dr. Terrence Ferguson and Dr. Vernard Hodges are the stars of the hit TV show, Critter Fixers. Their mission is to mentor the next generation of veterinarians.

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What the Media Missed Covering Dutch Livestock Farmer Protests

News reports continue to omit Dutch agribusiness interests from protest coverage.

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Animal Exploitation Industries Thwart Legal Progress — Here’s How

Happy the Elephant’s case shows how animal exploitation industries obstruct legal progress.

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How This Canary Media Article Justifies Factory Farmed Chicken

A recent Canary Media story perpetuates the myth that exploiting animals is an acceptable and unavoidable part of life.

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Sentient Media Podcast: The Need for A More Humane Food System With Vox Staff Writer Kenny Torrella

In this episode, Vox staff writer Kenny Torrella discusses celebrity fails, when plant-based food tastes bad, and what a perfect future might look like.

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Plant-Based Foods Owe Recent Success to Global South

Plant-based foods owe much of their recent success to the Global South. Young people are embracing this rich culinary history as an instrument of change.

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The U.S. Needs to Reduce Its Food-Related Emissions. Cities Can—and Must—Lead the Way.

Reducing meat consumption is one of the most meaningful ways individuals can fight climate change. Experts say dietary changes at the local level are necessary to make a meaningful impact.

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Why Gen Z Is Going Plant-Based Faster Than Older Generations

Research shows that Gen Z is shifting to plant-based diets faster than older generations to avoid climate disaster. Will it be enough?

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Poultry Industry’s Response to Avian Flu Raises Red Flags

Safely disposing of the dead birds and implementing effective safety measures to prevent the next outbreak prove to be a significant challenge.

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Happy the Elephant’s Case Offers Hope for Animal Rights

While Happy remains behind bars, the elephant’s legal team says the case represents a paradigm shift in the way humans grant legal rights to animals.

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Sentient Media Spotlight: Cristian and Ariana Rubén of i Film Heroes

Check out the first interview from our new series, Sentient Media Spotlight, that celebrates people making a profound impact in their communities.

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What This Guardian Article Got Wrong About Avian Flu

Sentient Media’s Associate Editor Claire Hamlett critiques the Guardian’s coverage of avian flu in an excerpt from our brand new, special-edition newsletter, The Correction.

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Sixth Great Extinction Isn’t Getting the Attention It Deserves

The climate and biodiversity crises are equally important and entirely interconnected. But experts say the media isn’t giving biodiversity the attention it deserves.

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Sentient Media Podcast: A Conversation With Advocate Journalist Jessica Scott-Reid

In this episode, award-winning journalist Jessica Scott-Reid discusses the challenges of reporting on farmed animals for mainstream media.

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Most Publications Show Clear Bias When Reporting on Animals

Media bias goes far beyond the pages of newspapers and websites. It feeds a culture and legal system that allows animal suffering to go unnoticed.

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These Big-Budget TV Shows Won’t Admit Where Your Meat Comes From

Studies show that television has the power to shape public opinion. But when it comes to meat production, many tip-toe around the issue.

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Yearning for Utopia: A Review of Half Earth Socialism

The new book by Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese details a plan to save the future from extinction, climate change, and pandemics.

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Meat Producers Have a New Animal to Farm

The edible insect market is projected to hit $1.2 billion by 2023. But advocates are questioning the motives behind this surprising new trend.

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How Drones Could Help Us Coexist With Wildlife

Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise. Drones offer us a kinder future for wildlife management, one that protects both people and animals.

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Is Smart Farming Making Life Worse for Farmed Animals?

New technology is making farmers’ lives easier, but the increased efficiency they bring often comes at the cost of farmed animals.

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Inside the Pig Heart Transplant and Ethical Dilemma That Followed

David Bennett died two months after having a pig heart transplanted into his body, leaving doctors more questions than answers about the future of this “groundbreaking” technology.

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How ‘Farm-to-Table’ Was Co-Opted by Big Meat and Dairy

The farm-to-table movement promised better, more sustainable food. But the idea has been co-opted by meat and dairy producers, who exploit it for their own financial gain.

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The Future of Beavers Depends on Learning Lessons From the Past

For years, Scottish farmers saw the native beaver population as a menace. They learned it’s much easier to work with nature’s problem solvers than against them.

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How Pop Culture Is Shaping Our Relationship With Chicken

Chicken Run, Chicken Little, Chicken Joe. Americans love a feel-good story about chickens. Finally, we’re starting to ask why.

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Sentient Media Podcast: Unlocking Curiosity With Journalist Jenny Splitter

In this episode, award-winning journalist Jenny Splitter shares her experiences reporting on everything from insect farming to optimism and manure.

The UK Must Cut Ties With Mass Slaughter of Dolphins

On September 21, 2021, thousands of dolphins were killed in the Faroe Islands. Former Sea Shepherd crew member Lex Rigby reflects on the tragedy.

Got Milk? How School Lunches Are Making Kids Sick

Two-thirds of the population is lactose intolerant. So why don’t school lunch programs offer plant-based milk? The answer is more complicated than you’d think.

Sentient Media Podcast: The Power of Blindness With Kathy Stevens

Catskill Animal Sanctuary co-founder Kathy Stevens and author of “Where the Blind Horse Sings” explains why animal sanctuaries have the power to change lives.

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The Cruelest Part of Dairy Farming Is Totally Legal

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the inherent cruelty behind dairy farming, but farmers are quick to come to its defense.

What Would Happen if the U.S. Banned Factory Farming?

Meat, dairy, and eggs are woven into the fabric of American life and have been for as long as most will remember. But that, too, can change.

What Animal Sanctuaries Can Teach Us About Creating Sanctuary for Each Other

Human-animal co-existence models an approach to care and empathy that could help guide us toward a more resilient future.